Public Event—The Future of Our Watershed: Resilience & Local Control
On June 25th, the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is co-hosting a public talk and panel discussion in partnership with the Cowichan Watershed Board and One Cowichan. The event will focus on resilience planning, and the potential for this approach in the Cowichan watershed.
WHAT: The Future of Our Watershed: Resilience and Local Control
DATE: Tuesday June 25th, 2013
TIME: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan
This event will explore the importance of “resilience thinking”—the ability to deal with change in a watershed. Guest speaker Ryan Plummer (Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University) will discuss how the world is changing, and how the traditional watershed management model is no longer viable. Drawing on progressive examples from around the world, his talk will highlight new tools and emerging approaches for dealing with crises and the need for strong watershed governance. Following the talk, local panellists David Slade (Cowichan Watershed Board), Tim Kulchyski (Cowichan Tribes), and Jane Kilthei (One Cowichan) will discuss perspectives from the Cowichan watershed, and the issue of local control. An open question-and-answer period will follow.
No RSVP is required. Click link below to download PDF poster.